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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-228-4785

Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail...

Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail store. We offer surf lessons, tours and board hire/rental through our surf school Surf In Barbados as well as SUP lessons, tours and hire/rental through our SUP shop SUP In Barbados.

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amazing first experience!!!

Just had my first lesson a couple days ago and had a BLAST! I cannot wait to go again for lesson #2! Russell & Matthew, you guys are awesome, thank you for helping me surf... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had my first lesson a couple days ago and had a BLAST! I cannot wait to go again for lesson #2! Russell & Matthew, you guys are awesome, thank you for helping me surf &..... for checking off one of the top goals on my bucket list :)

Thank ivana0423
Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Hey Russel! Thanks so much for last weeks lesson! I really felt I got somewhere with building on my technique! Had a lot of fun! You're a great teacher, wish I had an extra day to learn more! Definitely recommend to anyone to come to this shop for a lesson!

Thank BeccaGrace5
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I had a fantastic surf tour to the soup bowl with these guys in Barbados. I would highly recommend them for even experienced surfers looking to surf some new spots!

Thank John-Paul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We had a fantastic experience surfing with the dread or dead team. This is a fantastic place to surf and take lessons. None of us had surfed before but we got up easily with the help of the amazing dread or dead team. We highly recommend this company.

Thank seacarca
Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had a brilliant experience with the very friendly and knowledgable Dread or Dead team. Met at their surf shop then followed them to where the best 'beginners waves' were. Russell and his son looked after the four of us. Our daughters aged 9&10 and ourselves got straight up again and again and had a totally brilliant time. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Helen S
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Hi Russel, thanks a lot for the GREAT experience in your beautiful island!!! Folks, if you are looking for a great guide who knows what he is talking about and even if you drop into him he stays calm - book your surfing experience with Russel - I can promise you it will be GREAT!!!

Thank jasminoburkic
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a perfect, laid back way to learn how to surf! Russell was so professional and so wonderful to be around. My boyfriend is a surfer, but I am NOT! I was up and surfing in no time. It was perfect for all levels of surfers, not just beginners! I am a travel agent and would recommend this to everyone... More 

Thank hschley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

My brother and I recently visited the island and Drear or Dead was recommended to us as a place to rent our boards. We are beginners (not first timers) but only get a chance to surf about once a year. After having some difficulty on shorter boards Russell was very helpful in board selection for our skill set. Looking for... More 

Thank Taylor P
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

I contacted Russell before I got to the Island about renting a longboard. He had a nice board waiting for me at my rental house by Freights Bay. I got a good rate for the week and used it everyday. At the end of my trip, he came by and picked it up. Thanks Russell

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I spent two days surfing with the guys at Dread or Dead, and they are all fantastic. Russell, Terry, Raymond, and Jay are some of the nicest and most fun guys around. Incredibly knowledgeable, and wonderful teachers. Had me up riding the ways on the second try! The round trip ride and time surfing simply can't be beat. Id spend... More 

Thank Ashley9876

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